SCS Spring Hybrid Meeting

Date: 3rd May 2023
All-day event
Location: Stirling Court Hotel

Registration is now open for the SCS event taking place in person and online at the Stirling Court Hotel on Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Topics being discussed at this event include:

  • Cardiac Imaging – VHD Imaging and imaging from North America
  • Adult Congenital Cardiology
  • Case discussions regarding – Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Registration to attend in person or online is free for all active SCS members. The draft programme can be found below:

To book your place, follow the link below:

2023 British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting

Start date: 17th May 2023
End date: 19th May 2023
All-day event
Location: Edinburgh

Our interactive conference programme focuses on the importance of cross specialty multidisciplinary teams working together to improve healthcare for older people. It covers core and topical areas of clinical healthcare, presenting the latest current research evidence: 

  • Cardiovascular health 
  • Dementia related disorders 
  • Education, Training and Workforce 
  • Frailty & Sarcopenia 
  • Green Healthcare 
  • Peri-operative care for surgical patients 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Research 
  • Tissue Viability 

The Programme includes keynote presentations from experts in the field, workshops and plenary sessions demonstrating best practice approaches available. 

Key-note Lecture: Samantha Riley, Director of Making Data Count National Team for Intensive Support, Chief Operating Officer Directorate, NHS England   

Pitfalls of traditional data analysis approaches in the NHS and the avoidance of ‘spuddling’ 

The Marjory Warren Guest Lecture: Professor David Oliver, Consultant Geriatrician and General Physician Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 

‘British Geriatrics: Past, Present and Possible Future’ 

For more information and to register:

The meeting has applied for 18 live CPD credits.   

All multidisciplinary specialists responsible for the health care of older people as well as surgical teams, anaesthetists, rehabilitation and Urgent Emergency Care teams are encouraged to join. 

Advanced Echocardiography with Mayo Clinic Faculty

Start date: 12th June 2023
End date: 13th June 2023
All-day event

A joint course with the British Society of Echocardiography and the Scottish Cardiac Society

12-13th June 2023, Norton House, Edinburgh

10 BSE reaccreditation points

This is the 15th Advanced Echo course so, along with our regular Mayo Clinic faculty, we have invited some friends from the BSE and SCS to celebrate the role of clinical echocardiography. 

For course details and to book a place:

SCS Autumn Meeting 2023

Start date: 27th October 2023
End date: 28th October 2023
All-day event
Location: Dunblane, Scotland

Save the date for the next SCS Autumn conference, this year taking place at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel. This will be an in person meeting only.

More information about the full programme and how to book will be released soon.

Call for Abstracts:

The Scottish Cardiac Society invite abstract submissions related to academic clinical and scientific research as well as the results of projects in service development and quality improvement.  Submissions are welcome from clinical and research physicians, nurses, cardiac physiologists, other allied healthcare professionals and medical students.

Emily Taylor Travel Fund – Autumn Meeting prizes

Several travel grants will be awarded to assist with attendance at a future meeting relevant to cardiology or cardiac surgery.

  • Best abstract oral presentation by a non-consultant physician (£250)
  • Best abstract poster presentation by a non-consultant physician (£250)
  • Best abstract oral presentation by a Nurse, Cardiac physiologist, or AHP (£250)
  • Best abstract poster presentation by a Nurse, Cardiac physiologist, or AHP (£250)

Awards are subject to the applicant being a member of the SCS and submitting a report to be presented at an SCS meeting and/or publication on SCS website.

Medical Student Prize

There will be two prizes (worth £200 each) awarded for the best medical student abstract presentation (oral and poster).  These will be awarded to assist with attendance at a future meeting relevant to cardiology or cardiac surgery, a student elective, or for another educational purpose.

For all categories of prize there should be more than one submission for the prize to be awarded.  In the event of a single submission for any given category it will be for the independent judging panel to decide whether that presentation is of sufficient quality to justify the award being granted.

Emily Taylor Travel Fund – meeting attendance

There are discretionary funds available to assist with travel to and from Spring and Autumn SCS Meetings.  Application should be made in writing to:

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission form is below.  Only submissions in this format will be considered. 

The deadline for submission is Noon on Wednesday 17 May 2023 and must be emailed to

Accepted abstracts will receive one free registration place for the event.